My friend, Linda Anselmi, has been kind enough to allow me to cross-post from her blog, “Below The Salt,” her review of Pailie Abeles’ new political novel. In case you need a refresher as to who Paulie Abeles is, Linda has provided the following introduction to go along with her very good review. I hope you enjoy it, and thank you, Linda!!
P. G. Abeles a.k.a. Paulie Abeles hosted No Quarter Radio’s Sins of Omission on Blog Talk Radio during the 2008 election and afterwards interviewing a wide range of authors and political figures. Some favorites of mine were with Lily Ledbetter, Temple Grandin, Michael Hudson, and Anita Moncrief. Paulie is also the author of two children’s books — Mehitable In The House and The First Thanksgiving. Below is my review of her debut novel, a political thriller, Admit The Horse.
Admit The Horse is a fictionalized telling of the 2008 primary and general election. Not the myths developed and created by the political gods and marketed 24/7 by mass media. But the back story of ordinary citizens engaged in a historic election and participating in ways they never dreamed possible. Each person discovers or holds the key to a conflicting reality in the myth of “The One,” Senator Okono from Illinois, and his meteoric rise to the Presidency.